The story of a family, left at home when their twin boys enlist in the AIF in 1915....
|Title||:||A Woman's War|
|Number of Pages||:||263 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Woman's War Reviews
Interesting to read the perspective of WWI from an Australian woman's point of view. I hadn't realised how divisive the issue of conscription was or just how long it took letters to arrive from the front.There were a few typos that it was a shame weren't picked up before printing. I also felt some of the writing could have been tightened up a little bit, but overall it was a good effort for a debut novel.
This is a heart-wrenching portrayal of a mother's fears as Australia follows the Mother Country into a war that lures young sons away with false promises of adventure while thousands of troops are reportedly killed & maimed on the battlefields.A poignant glimpse into the working class suburb of Collingwood during the Great War. With most of the men away fighting the stoic women, who only a short time earlier, happily took care of their homes & families, now replace the labour shortage in factories, often working in cold, harsh conditions.The terrified young telegram boy who regularly delivers bad news to anxious families in the neighbourhood reduced me to tears.Finally, a story that paints a true picture of life for the women left behind to cope with the uncertainty, hardships & tragedy of war.
Jacqueline and John have written a well researched work of fiction. Twins Tom and Albert from Collingwood, Melbourne an inner-city working class community enlist to fight in the Great War and are sent to the battlefields of Northern France. Their story is told by Rosie their mother who waits at home for news of her boys.